To go along with the elephant baby shower cake that I made for my friend Helen's baby shower, I also made elephant cookies, onesie cookies, and pink strawberry macarons for the dessert table!
For the elephant cookies, I used my favorite sugar cookie and royal icing recipes from Peggy Porschen's "Pretty Party Cakes". Once the dough was chilled, I rolled it out, cut out my elephants, then baked them at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
Once they were cooled, I outlined them with pink stiff royal icing, and then filled them in with pink runny royal icing.
After letting the cookies dry for a few hours, I used a darker shade of pink to pipe the outline and the ears, and then the eyes with black royal icing.
For the onesie cookies, which I've made several times in different colors (see here, here, and here), I followed the same steps, except that I made them white with pink outlines, and little pink heart in the center of each onesie.
Then I let the cookies dry overnight, before wrapping them in cellophane bags tied with raffia and a custom favor tag.
Next for the macarons! For the macaron shells, I used the same recipe as I did here, but made them pink with strawberry filling like I did here. Except I made them a darker pink. Then I piped them on a silpat, and let them rest for 20 minutes before baking them.
They came out of the oven with beautiful ruffled feet!
Then I filled them with cream cheese buttercream mixed with fresh strawberry puree.
You can click here to see more pictures of the baby shower, which was featured on the Hostess With The Mostess blog!